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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 5v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover speaking to Idleness -- Lover stands and gestures toward Personification of Idleness, seated on bench, with right hand holding mirror reflecting her face, and with comb in left hand combing her hair. Scene against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT OISEUSE PARLE A L'AMANT.
Below miniature, initial D decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, DIST ELLE A MES CO(N)NOISSANS / SI SUI RICHE FAME ET POISSANS / ....

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